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Sore breasts, mild cramping, nausea. Stringy white/clear discharge. On birth control. Period ended late June. Ovulation? Oncoming period? Pregnant?

Sore breasts, mild cramping, nausea. Stringy white/clear discharge. On birth control. Period ended late June. Ovulation? Oncoming period? Pregnant?

One way to find out: If you're concerned you could be pregnant, the one way to find out is with a pregnancy test. If you have regularly taken your birth control pills, this is very unlikely, but still possible, especially if you missed any doses. If you symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, follow up with your PCP or OB/GYN. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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White thick clear jelly discharge on birth control, first month what could it be?

White thick clear jelly discharge on birth control, first month what could it be?

Cervical mucous: This is considered normal sexual mucous secretion; however, if you have had unprotected sexual penetration, get an STD screen. I am confused since you are listed as a male? ...Read more

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I've been nauseous and there up once yesterday twice, my periods two weeks late, I've been having clear discharge. I was on birth control 4 months ago?

I've been nauseous and there up once yesterday twice, my periods two weeks late, I've been having clear discharge. I was on birth control 4 months ago?

Take pregnancy test: While your symptoms may NOT be due to being pregnant, it is the quickest/easiest thing to be able to exclude, right? Based upon your question, I cannot understand whether you WERE on the pill 4 months ago, or still ARE on the pill. But even if you are, there is still a chance that you are pregnant. Please do a home pregnancy test. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have clear discharge, with blood it in it. I am on birth control, had sex last night, should I be concerned?

I have clear discharge, with blood it in it. I am on birth control, had sex last night, should I be concerned?

Probably not: A clear discharge is normal. The blood is probably from intercourse last night. I wouldn't worry at this point. Watch and see if any other symptoms develop. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm on birth control, and I have had this brown stringy/stretchy and clear discharge. No oder or pain. Should I see a doctor or worry?

I'm on birth control, and I have had this brown stringy/stretchy and clear discharge. No oder or pain. Should I see a doctor or worry?

It may be a: Combination of vaginal secretions mixed with a small amount of blood. That can certainly occur when taking oral contraceptives. Not necessarily a problem. Take care. ...Read more

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Clear and stretchy like vaginal discharge. On birth control pills. Could this be ovulation, and could I get pregnant from unprotected sex?

Clear and stretchy like vaginal discharge. On birth control pills. Could this be ovulation, and could I get pregnant from unprotected sex?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. They primarily work by inhibiting ovulation. Clear stretchy vaginal discharge you are experiencing is not due to ovulation. As you are not ovulating your cannot get pregnant from sex without a condom. More about how birth control pills work: http://goaskalice. Columbia. Edu/answered-questions/how-do-birth-control-pills-work ...Read more

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I'm having a clear thick jelly like discharge not itchy or smelly. I'm on birth control. What could this be?

I'm having a clear thick jelly like discharge not itchy or smelly. I'm on birth control. What could this be?

Probably normal: It is normal secretions from the glands in cervix and vagina, that can be jelly like and gets expelled from vagina sometimes. ...Read more

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On birth control and have a clear thick and stretchy discharge streaked with white? Does this mean that my birth control isn't working? Ovulation?

It's working: As long as you're taking your birth control pills correctly, then you should assume it's working. Your discharge can change even on birth control pills. And even if you ovulate, the birth control pills work in other ways. They can also thicken the cervical mucus and prevent sperm from penetrating. Having said that, every method has a small failure rate. ...Read more

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I'm on the birth control patch and haven't had sex in over 6 months and having clear stretchy discharge, what could this mean?

Probably nothing: As long as vaginal discharge does not have an odor or cause itching or burning it is considered normal. Make sure you are using your patch correctly. You should not be ovulating- ovulation is associated with a clear discharge. ...Read more

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Whenever I cum, my discharge is a clear runny fluid. I am on birth control, and am taking Nuvigil. Is this a problem/could my medicines be causing it?

Whenever I cum, my discharge is a clear runny fluid. I am on birth control, and am taking Nuvigil. Is this a problem/could my medicines be causing it?

No reports: There is no reported sexual side effect for Nuvigil. I guess your birth control method could have some impact on your discharge quality, but you can ask the prescriber about that. Female sexual/reproductive performance is not dependent on a discharge when you come. If you do climax - you're doing fine. Don't worry. Do ask your Dr when you next talk to them. ...Read more

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Stop takin birth control had cycle for 9 days aug 22-30 now have a lot of discharge clear to light yellow no smell what could it be?

Stop takin birth control had cycle for 9 days aug 22-30 now have a lot of discharge clear to light yellow no smell what could it be?

Vaginal infection: This sounds like a vaginal infection or a cervical infection. You imply that you are currently on Metronidazole which is used to treat a vaginal infection called bv. If you are not responding, or there is a persistent discharge, then you need to go back and have cultures of the vagina and cervix redone. ...Read more

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I've had pink discharge, brown blood, and a clear-ish red mix of discharge and blood since the day started. I'm on birth control. What's happening?

I've had pink discharge, brown blood, and a clear-ish red mix of discharge and blood since the day started. I'm on birth control. What's happening?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Took medroxypr 10 days, didn't stop bleeding, went on birth control, havn't stopped bleeding, clear stretchy discharge with blood in it? What's wrong?

Took medroxypr 10 days, didn't stop bleeding, went on birth control, havn't stopped bleeding, clear stretchy discharge with blood in it? What's wrong?

Ultrasound?: I assume this is a new problem for you? If you haven't already have one, I would recommend a pelvic ultrasound to explore this issue. If the ultrasound is normal, or if this has been a problem your whole life, especially if you have easy bruising, or your gums bleed when you brush, I might see a general doctor to rule out a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Is it normal to miss a period on birth control and now have clear discharge?

Is it normal to miss a period on birth control and now have clear discharge?

Oral contraceptive: Even though you are on the pill, it doesn't mean its impossible not to get pregnant. Alway do a pregnancy test to be sure. Hormonal effect on the uterus by the pills can cause those symptoms you are refering. See you obgyn just in case. ...Read more

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On nexplanon birth control been noticing white clear stretchy vaginal discharge can I be ovulating?

On nexplanon birth control been noticing white clear stretchy vaginal discharge can I be ovulating?

Very unlikely: When on Nexplanon, ovulation does not happen or only rarely happens. Even if it happens, the contraceptive's other effects still prevent pregnancy from occurring. However, life is never exact. If a woman is worried, she can do a home urine pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a clear bit little clumps of white vaginal discharge. I am on birth control, I'm also Diabetic type 2.

Possibly yeast infec: White clumpy discharge in type 2 diabetic patients can be because of yeast infection. Please use some over the counter yeast medication and if it does not clear out within one week of treatment then see your primary doctor or your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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What does a lot of watery clear vaginal discharge mean? I'm on birth control and had unprocteded sex two days ago. He did ejaculate inside me

Exam and testing: To get your answer, you will need to be seen, and samples of the discharge examined.
Then the correct DX and treatment can be instituted. ...Read more

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I am on the fourth day of inactive pill on my birth control, I have never miss a pill, clear discharge but no period?

I am on the fourth day of inactive pill on my birth control, I have never miss a pill, clear discharge but no period?

May be normal: Sometimes you will not have a period during the inactive pills, especially if you just started on the pill recently. If your period does not start at all in the next week, see your doctor. The clear discharge can be normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been on birth control since 2014. I am late for my period and my vag. Discharge is yellow/clear w/ lots of it. What does this mean?

I have been on birth control since 2014. I am late for my period and my vag. Discharge is yellow/clear w/ lots of it. What does this mean?

See belo: This can be normal, but of more concern because you have been on bcp for 2 yrs. Did you miss any? -that can do it. Are you pregnant? --can happen even on bcps. ...Read more

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I have been on birth control since 2014. I am late for my period and my vag. Discharge is yellow/clear w/ lots of it. What does this mean?

Depends: If you had sex since your last period, it would be prudent to to do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had a baby in November 2014. Since having the baby, I first got my period on January 28. I haven't gotten it since. At first I was having thick white discharge but yesterday and today it's been thick and clear. I'm on birth control so I don't think

I had a baby in November 2014. Since having the baby, I first got my period on January 28. I haven't gotten it since. At first I was having thick white discharge but yesterday and today it's been thick and clear. I'm on birth control so I don't think

Various reasons: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more